About my Paintings:

If we are to feel fully alive we have to learn to enjoy our eyes. All of us become distracted and a bit disoriented by all the responsibilities and pressures surrounding us. It literally dulls our vision.

For the last five decades I've devoted myself to the serious work of looking with intension. That sounds serious, and it is, but it's also a heck of a lot of fun.


Brief Bio:

Koch (sounds like "watch") is well known for his colorful, panoramic landscapes. Less known is that he was originally an abstract artist. A pivotal event for him was seeing the work of Edward Hopper. It inspired him early in his career to change to painting in a realist direction. Koch has been given unprecedented access to Hopper’s studio on Cape Cod, enjoying 17 residencies there since 1983, an honor granted to no other living American artist.

Seventeen American art museums hold Koch’s work in their permanent collections. He has had his work featured in seventeen solo museum exhibitions. He is an emeritus professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Koch’s grandfather was the inventor of the original Kodachrome color film process. He is the great grandson of the Scottish landscape painter John Wallace (1841-1905).

About


About my Paintings:

If we are to feel fully alive we have to learn to enjoy our eyes. All of us become distracted and a bit disoriented by all the responsibilities and pressures surrounding us. It literally dulls our vision.

For the last five decades I've devoted myself to the serious work of looking with intension. That sounds serious, and it is, but it's also a heck of a lot of fun.


Brief Bio:

Koch (sounds like "watch") is well known for his colorful, panoramic landscapes. Less known is that he was originally an abstract artist. A pivotal event for him was seeing the work of Edward Hopper. It inspired him early in his career to change to painting in a realist direction. Koch has been given unprecedented access to Hopper’s studio on Cape Cod, enjoying 17 residencies there since 1983, an honor granted to no other living American artist.

Seventeen American art museums hold Koch’s work in their permanent collections. He has had his work featured in seventeen solo museum exhibitions. He is an emeritus professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Koch’s grandfather was the inventor of the original Kodachrome color film process. He is the great grandson of the Scottish landscape painter John Wallace (1841-1905).